policygal:

It’s a good thing the world’s not on fire or anything. 

policygal:

It’s a good thing the world’s not on fire or anything. 

heckyeahbucksexton:

BURN.

Haha, Buck shot is right. lol

heckyeahbucksexton:

BURN.

Haha, Buck shot is right. lol

6 TRIVIA QUESTIONS FOR YOU!

the-forward-observer:

If you don’t know the answer make your best guess.

Answer all the questions (no cheating) before looking at the answers.

And no, the answers aren’t all “Barack Obama”.

Who said it?

1) “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”

A. Karl Marx
B. Adolph Hitler
C. Joseph Stalin
D. Barack Obama
E. None of the above

2) “It’s time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few…… And to replace it with shared responsibility,
for shared prosperity.”

A. Lenin
B. Mussolini
C. Idi Amin
D. Barack Obama
E. None of the above

3) “(We)…..can’t just let business as usual go on, and that means
something has to be taken away from some people.”

A. Nikita Khrushev
B. Josef Goebbels
C. Boris Yeltsin
D. Barack Obama
E. None of the above

4) “We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up
a little bit of their own … in order to create this common ground.”

A. Mao Tse Dung
B. Hugo Chavez
C. Kim Jong Il
D. Barack Obama
E. None of the above

5) “I certainly think the free-market has failed.”

A. Karl Marx
B. Lenin
C. Molotov
D. Barack Obama
E. None of the above

6) “I think it’s time to send a clear message to what has
become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy
that they are being watched.”

A. Pinochet
B. Milosevic
C. Saddam Hussein
D. Barack Obama
E. None of the above

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Answers:

(1) E. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004
(2) E. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007
(3) E. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(4) E. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(5) E. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(6) E. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 9/2/2005

Are you surprised?

Want to know something scary?

She wants to be the next president so please forward this to everyone you know,
because they need to know!!!

OBAMA BUNDLER TO LEAD TARGETING PROBE

conservapost:

Talk about an unnerving conflict of interest. A lawyer that just so happens to be a donor to Barack Obama and Democrats, will be leading the investigation into the targeting of Tea Party groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Darrell Issa of the House Oversight Committee has sent a startling letter to Eric Holder, commenting on the problems this raises regarding the fairness of this probe. An individual with financial ties to President Obama’s two campaigns and the Democrat Party has absolutely no right heading this investigation into why her organization decided to single out Conservative groups and their leaders. Allowing this to happen will definitely make sure the process harbors no fairness. This cannot stand.

Record-setting 72% of Americans cite “Big government” as the largest threat to the United States

redbloodedamerica:

poorrichardsnews:

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The numbers in the latest Gallup pole are stunning, and if they’re true, the American people need to get ready to do some serious cleaning house in next year’s elections.

from Gallup:

 Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000. Big government has always topped big business and big labor, including in the initial asking in 1965, but just 35% named it at that time.

The latest update comes from a Dec. 5-8 poll. Gallup has documented a steady increase in concern about big government since 2009, rising from 55% in March 2009 to 64% in November 2011 and 72% today. This suggests that government policies specific to the period, such as the Affordable Care Act — perhaps coupled with recent revelations of government spying tactics by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden — may be factors.

Currently, 21% name big business as the greatest threat, while 5%, a record low, say big labor. The high point for big labor was 29% in 1965. No more than 11% of Americans have chosen big labor since 1995, clearly reflecting the decline of the labor movement in the United States in recent decades.

The historical high choosing big business, 38%, came in 2002, after a series of corporate scandals rocked major corporations including Enron and Tyco. Also at that time, Americans may have been less willing to choose government given the rally in support for government institutions and officials after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

read the rest

Who thinks “big government” is a big threat?  Just about everybody. Take a look at these trend lines:

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56% of Democrats now say “big government” is the largest threat to the United States, and that’s with a Democrat President

So, with a populace that finally seems to be waking up, where do we go from here? Well, for starters, it would be foolish to trust the current Republican leadership to do any better than Obama. They have caved to every single whim and demand of Obama in virtually every single major policy argument. Obama’s low poll numbers today are his own fault, not because Republicans have successfully made their own argument.

No, it’s time to drain the swamp.  Before you go to the poll next year, take a good, long look at your Congressman and Senator’s voting record.  Have they voted for debt ceiling increases, funding Obamacare, tax increases, or giving more power to the regulatory state?  Then it’s time to vote the bums out. 

That Democrat number is staggering.  I’ve always believed there are still more conservative-minded people in this country than radical leftist nutjobs (on Tumblr though, not so much.)  I also believe Obama suckered a good number of people into believing he was going to “change” Washington; however, we all evidently can see he just increased Washington ten fold.

Now if we can just get them to open their eyes and realize who are big government progressives and who aren’t, we’ll be ok as a nation. But, sadly, too many people are led around like mindless sheep instead of thinking for themselves. We have a lot of work to do as a movement and it isn’t going to quick or pretty.

redbloodedamerica:

We know the answer, but it still debunks every pro-Obamacare point out there.

redbloodedamerica:

We know the answer, but it still debunks every pro-Obamacare point out there.

To solve the shutdown, Washington Post suggests abolishing the House, giving Obama unilateral power

redbloodedamerica:

poorrichardsnews:

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While the vast majority of the mainstream media is running around blaming the Republicans for the government shutdown, the Washington Post has taken a different tack.  They’re blaming the Constitution itself, specifically the idea that power should be separated into different branches of government.  

from the Washington Compost:

But it’s not just that Madison’s system is unnecessary. It’s potentially dangerous. Scholars of comparative politics have shown that presidential systems with a separation of executive and legislative functions, like America’s, are considerably more likely to collapse into dictatorship than are parliamentary systems where the executive and legislative branches are merged. That’s because there are competing branches of government able to claim democratic legitimacy and steer the ship of state at the same time — and when they disagree profoundly, there’s no real mechanism for resolving the dispute.

read the rest (if you must)

Naturally, the writers at the Washington Post think that the Executive Branch should have the power to legislate.  He actually argues in this piece that we should abolish the House of Representatives!

Subsequent experience, however, has shown Madison to be incorrect. New Zealand, Norway, Israel and Sweden all have unicameral parliaments whose leader serves as the executive, with only a weak monarch or powerless president and (in some cases) the judiciary to check them. None of those countries have collapsed into despotism as a result. The UK, Japan, Germany, Spain, Canada and the Netherlands have upper houses of parliament that are formally much weaker than the lower houses, and each has the leader of its lower house serve as executive. No coups d’état ensued in those places either.
Even in this country, there’s one state — Nebraska — that abolished its upper house starting in 1937. Omaha did not collapse into a dystopian hellmouth as a consequence.

I’m sorry the dolts at the Washington Post got such a poor education in basic civics, but let me explain for a moment why the House of Representatives is perhaps the most important body in the United States government.  

Our Founding Fathers set up the House with term lengths of only 2 years.  Why so short?  To keep members of the House accountable to their constituents.  As a result, overturning the balance of power in the House can come swiftly (as it did in 2010) when we the people aren’t happy with how things are working on Capitol Hill.  To abolish the House of Representatives would do away with the most accountable branch of the Federal Government.  

Instead, power would all go to the President (4-year terms) and the Senate (6-year terms), and the people of the United States would have no means of changing the tone in Washington or the direction in the country if things go poorly.  

In a sense, the Constitution is to credit for the shutdown, because the Founding Fathers gave the House of Representatives the power to set the budget.  They designed the gears of our Republic to grind slowly so that one party and one President couldn’t ride in and “fundamentally transform” the way the country works in one election.  

Now listen to the Washington Posts’s disturbing conclusion:

Max Weber, in conversation with Gen. Erich Ludendorff, advanced my personal favorite theory of democracy: “In a democracy the people choose a leader in whom they trust. Then the chosen leader says, ‘Now shut up and obey me.’ ” People and party are then no longer free to interfere in his business. 

"Shut up and obey me?"  That’s what the Washington Post wants.  An emperor! Emperor Obama! "I won the election! Now, shut up and obey me!"

Although that sounds eerily close to the attitude President Obama already has, thankfully we have the House of Representatives there to act as a check on his power.

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I guess I always knew there were liberal writers like this out there…but…I would have never thought they’d be ballsy enough to post something this tyrannical.  

This is bad.  Really bad.

If they try this, there will be war. Period.


Ten states where Obamacare wipes out existing health care plans
President Barack Obama famously promised, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” He later got even more specific.
“If you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have,” Obama said.
But as Obamacare’s rollout approaches, we have learned this is not true. Here are the ten states where consumers may like their health care plans, but they won’t be able to keep them.
1) California: 58,000 will lose their plans under Obamacare. The first bomb dropped in California with a mass exodus from the most populated state’s Obamacare exchange. Aetna, the country’s third largest insurer, left first in July and was closely followed by UnitedHealth. Anthem Blue Cross pulled out of California’s Obamacare exchange for small businesses as well.
Fifty-four percent of Californians expect to lose their coverage, according to an August poll.
2) Missouri: Patients of the state’s largest hospital system — which spans 13 hospitals including the St. Louis Children’s Hospital — will not be covered by the largest insurer on Obamacare exchanges, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield. Anthem covers 79,000 patients in Missouri who may seek subsidies on Obamacare exchanges, but won’t be able to see any doctors in the BJC HealthCare system.
3) Connecticut: Aetna, the third largest insurer in the nation, won’t offer insurance on the Obamacare exchange in its own home state, where it was founded in 1850. The reason? “We believe the modification to the rates filed by Aetna will not allow us to collect enough premiums to cover the cost of the plans and meet the service expectations of our customers,” said Aetna spokesman Susan Millerick.
4) Maryland: 13,000 individuals covered by Aetna and its recently-purchased Coventry Health Care won’t be able to keep their insurance plans if they want Obamacare subsidies on the exchanges. Aetna and Coventry canceled plans to offer insurance in the exchange when state officials wouldn’t allow them to charge premiums high enough to cover costs.
5) South Carolina: 28,000 people were insured by Medical Mutual of Ohio, SC’s second-largest insurance company, until it decided to leave the state entirely in July due to Obamacare’s “vast and quite complex” new regulations. Company spokesman Ed Byers said Medical Mutual’s patients would be switched over to United Healthcare plans instead.
6) New York: Aetna pulled out of New York’s exchange in late August in an effort to keep their plans “financially viable,” said Aetna spokeswoman Cynthia Michener.
7) New Jersey: 1.1 million Aetna customers are at risk in New Jersey, where the leading insurer also won’t be a part of the exchange. Just 2,600 patients purchase individual plans with the company, but any looking to take advantage of subsidies on the exchange for unaffordable employer-based insurance won’t be able to do with Aetna.
8) Iowa: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Iowa’s largest health insurer, decided not to offer plans in the Obamacare exchange. It sells 86 percent of Iowa’s individual health insurance plans.
9) Wisconsin: Two of the three largest insurers in the state won’t offer plans on the exchange. United Healthcare and Humana patients will have to get a new health insurer to buy insurance on Obamacare exchanges.
10) Georgia: Just five insurers are participating in Georgia’s Obamacare exchange. Medical Mutual of Ohio left Georgia and Indiana as well as South Carolina, due to Obamacare regulations. Aetna, along with Coventry, also decided against participating in the George health exchange.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/28/ten-states-where-obamacare-wipes-out-existing-health-care-plans/#ixzz2gcIFaxxK
Ten states where Obamacare wipes out existing health care plans

President Barack Obama famously promised, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” He later got even more specific.

“If you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have,” Obama said.

But as Obamacare’s rollout approaches, we have learned this is not true. Here are the ten states where consumers may like their health care plans, but they won’t be able to keep them.

1) California: 58,000 will lose their plans under Obamacare. The first bomb dropped in California with a mass exodus from the most populated state’s Obamacare exchange. Aetna, the country’s third largest insurer, left first in July and was closely followed by UnitedHealth. Anthem Blue Cross pulled out of California’s Obamacare exchange for small businesses as well.

Fifty-four percent of Californians expect to lose their coverage, according to an August poll.

2) Missouri: Patients of the state’s largest hospital system — which spans 13 hospitals including the St. Louis Children’s Hospital — will not be covered by the largest insurer on Obamacare exchanges, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield. Anthem covers 79,000 patients in Missouri who may seek subsidies on Obamacare exchanges, but won’t be able to see any doctors in the BJC HealthCare system.

3) Connecticut: Aetna, the third largest insurer in the nation, won’t offer insurance on the Obamacare exchange in its own home state, where it was founded in 1850. The reason? “We believe the modification to the rates filed by Aetna will not allow us to collect enough premiums to cover the cost of the plans and meet the service expectations of our customers,” said Aetna spokesman Susan Millerick.

4) Maryland: 13,000 individuals covered by Aetna and its recently-purchased Coventry Health Care won’t be able to keep their insurance plans if they want Obamacare subsidies on the exchanges. Aetna and Coventry canceled plans to offer insurance in the exchange when state officials wouldn’t allow them to charge premiums high enough to cover costs.

5) South Carolina: 28,000 people were insured by Medical Mutual of Ohio, SC’s second-largest insurance company, until it decided to leave the state entirely in July due to Obamacare’s “vast and quite complex” new regulations. Company spokesman Ed Byers said Medical Mutual’s patients would be switched over to United Healthcare plans instead.

6) New York: Aetna pulled out of New York’s exchange in late August in an effort to keep their plans “financially viable,” said Aetna spokeswoman Cynthia Michener.

7) New Jersey: 1.1 million Aetna customers are at risk in New Jersey, where the leading insurer also won’t be a part of the exchange. Just 2,600 patients purchase individual plans with the company, but any looking to take advantage of subsidies on the exchange for unaffordable employer-based insurance won’t be able to do with Aetna.

8) Iowa: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Iowa’s largest health insurer, decided not to offer plans in the Obamacare exchange. It sells 86 percent of Iowa’s individual health insurance plans.

9) Wisconsin: Two of the three largest insurers in the state won’t offer plans on the exchange. United Healthcare and Humana patients will have to get a new health insurer to buy insurance on Obamacare exchanges.

10) Georgia: Just five insurers are participating in Georgia’s Obamacare exchange. Medical Mutual of Ohio left Georgia and Indiana as well as South Carolina, due to Obamacare regulations. Aetna, along with Coventry, also decided against participating in the George health exchange.